Jack Post: “SYN FM showed me an alternative path”


Long before he became part of the top rating Christian O’Connell Show on Gold 104.3, Jack Post was cutting his teeth at Melbourne community station SYN FM.

Post started out as an announcer at SYN at the age of just fifteen.

Twenty years on, he’s joined the chorus of support for the much-loved station as it fights for survival.

Post tells Radio Today that SYN played an integral part in the direction his life took.

“As a teenager, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I didn’t get great marks at school, and SYN showed me an alternative path.”

“It’s a place for the kids who didn’t stand out academically, for the kids who didn’t have sports ribbons pinned to their bedroom wall.”

“SYN is for the young people who have a lot to give but haven’t found a way to express it yet.”

Post won SYN FM’s Presenter Of The Year award in 2007.

Later that year, he started working at Southern Cross Austereo.

Post went on to work with the radio powerhouse team of Hamish Blake and Andy Lee, both of whom also began their broadcast journey at SYN.

“SYN isn’t just a great training ground for people who want to get into radio. It’s been an important community for young people who didn’t know what their future looked like,” says Post.

After two decades of providing a platform for local music and up-and-coming broadcasters, SYN is at risk of disappearing from the airwaves altogether.

The station says it took a catastrophic hit in the wake of the Covid pandemic and – coupled with inflation and an unexpected loss of grant funding – it has now turned to its cash reserves.

An emergency fundraising campaign has been launched to keep SYN on air.

Find out here how you can donate.

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